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Discover Hong Kong

Posted: 21st August 2015 08:28

Hong Kong’s flat and limited landscape has meant the city has had to instead extend upwards, earning it the title of the world’s most vertical city.

Situated on the southern coast of China, Hong Kong is a city that simultaneously boasts Eastern and Western influences, whilst retaining its own identity. 

Disneyland Hong Kong and The Avenue of Stars (Hong Kong’s version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame) are just two of the attractions that are Western in flavour. The Ladies’ Market on Tung Choi Street is also a popular attraction with a distinctly Western atmosphere along the kilometre of colourful stalls, selling everything from souvenirs to bargain clothing or watches to household accessories.

For those seeking a more Eastern shopping experience, the Temple Street Night Market is a must. Typically Chinese in ambience, the market is a popular street bazaar where tourists can sample local dishes or haggle over trinkets at the same time as having their fortunes told.

The busy waters of Victoria Harbour reflect the beauty of Hong Kong’s spectacular skyline creating a dramatic and beautiful backdrop. This can be especially admired from the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade, where the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the Space Museum and the Hong Kong Museum of Art are all situated. 

The ornate buildings of the Wong Tai Sin Temple are not only picturesque but also an important religious centre for three religions as well as existing as a working example of Feng Shui. The dual purpose of most of its attractions ensures that Hong Kong offers, in spite of its limited space, a rich and varied experience that can be tailored to the needs of any visitor.